THE founder of a university lacrosse club has presented a trophy to her successors, following their victory in a national contest.

Caro Garrett, nee Bevan, founded the Durham University Lacrosse Club and helped the club won its first University Championship title in 1974.

This week (Wednesday, March 26), Ms Garrett was at Surrey University Sports Centre to present the trophy to the Durham University’s men’s lacrosse team, winners of this year’s British Universities title.

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Durham beat Leeds Metropolitan 20-11 in the final to win their fourth consecutive title.

Ms Garrett, who still umpires and plays the sport, said: “From small acorns, great oak trees grow.”

The Durham women’s team reached the final before losing 11-10 to Birmingham, while the women’s second team won their trophy, beating Cambridge 12-8 in the final.